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B+H Architects to design Shenzhen Children?s Hospital and Sc

B+H Architects has been selected as the winner of an international competition to design the new Shenzhen Children?s Hospital and Science and Educatio...
06-08-2020 21:41

Pandemic effect

James Brittain’s Night Walks series documents his Montreal neighbourhood at the height of the pandemic. We remain in the midst of a global pandemic...
04-08-2020 21:44

Pandemic effect: Office design

Quadrangle’s proposal for a resilient infrastructure of shared social and work spaces to support highrise neighbourhoods. TEXT Caroline Robbie, Quad...
04-08-2020 21:44

Pandemic effect: Long-term care homes

Kipling Acres Long Term Care was completed by Montgomery Sisam in 2015. TEXT Robert Davies, Director and Principal, Montgomery Sisam Architects During...
04-08-2020 21:44
04-08-2020 21:44

Pandemic effect: Equity in architecture firms

An event run by Building Equality in Architecture (BEA), a volunteer-run organization that promotes equality in the profession through advocacy, mento...
04-08-2020 21:44

Pandemic effect: Climate crisis

Canada’s Earth Tower, being designed by Perkins and Will for Delta Land Development, aims to be the world’s tallest hybrid wood tower. It is part ...
04-08-2020 21:44

Three teams shortlisted for Nova Scotia Art Gallery competit

The international Design Competition for the new  and vibrant Public Space has selected three teams to create conceptual designs that will anchor the ...
04-08-2020 21:44

Pandemic effect: Team structure

The Advocate Outpatient Collaborative (Advocate Aurora Health, HDR, Boldt, IMEG, and partners), an Integrated Lean Project Delivery team that has spen...
03-08-2020 21:42

Photo Essay: Night Walks

Early in the pandemic, architectural photographer James Brittain ventured into his Montreal neighbourhood on a series of walks at night with his came...
03-08-2020 21:42

Pandemic effect: Housing retrofits

Rendering of back garden, Ken Soble Tower retrofit. ERA is retrofitting the Hamilton tower to meet Passive House standards. Image courtesy ERA TEXT Ya...
03-08-2020 21:42

2020 RAIC Gold Medal: Blanche Lemco van Ginkel

Architect and planner Blanche Lemco van Ginkel is the winner of the RAIC?s 2020 Gold Medal, the institute?s highest honour.L?architecte et urbaniste B...
03-08-2020 21:42

Pandemic effect: Retail and hospitality

A beachside dining destination on the south shore of Nova Scotia since 1938, The Quarterdeck Restaurant came under new ownership in 2015 with plans fo...
03-08-2020 21:42

Pandemic effect: Hospital design

The Critical Care Pavilion (K) of the Jewish General Hospital was completed from 2009-2016 by Jodoin Lamarre Pratte, Gross Kaplin Coviensky and Marosi...
03-08-2020 21:42

Pandemic effect: Community centres

The Clayton Community Centre, a recent project by HCMA in Surrey, BC, is on track to be the first community centre to achieve Passive House in North A...
03-08-2020 21:42

Editorial: Reforming Justice Architecture

Amid global anti-racism demonstrations, groups in several Canadian cities have called for a rethink of policing and police funding. What would this m...
03-08-2020 21:42

Pandemic effect: Theatre design

David Geffen Hall auditorium rendering, courtesy Diamond Schmitt Architects TEXT Matthew Lella, Principal, Diamond Schmitt Architects Performance venu...
03-08-2020 21:42

Pandemic effect: Academic facilities

George Brown College, Daphne Cockwell Centre for Health Sciences, by Stantec Architecture and KPMB Architects, Architects in Joint Venture. Photo Tom ...
03-08-2020 21:42

Marinka Addition, Naramata, British Columbia

Malinka Gallery addition. Photo Katie Huisman In 2003, architect Florian Maurer built his personal home in Naramata, British Columbia. The original ar...
01-08-2020 21:42

Paul H. Cocker Gallery remains online for the 2020-21 academ

The Paul H. Cocker Gallery will remain online for the 2020-21 academic year to focus on mobilizing the potential of digital technologies and how arch...
31-07-2020 21:49

Richard Sommer concludes his appointment as dean of the Dani

The Daniels Faculty has announced the completion of Richard Sommer?s term as the school?s dean as of June 30, 2020. Sommer will remain at Daniels as a...
30-07-2020 21:39

Diamond Schmitt designs new campus for York University

York University’s Markham Centre Campus (MCC) is the first public university in York Region, which features a vertical campus building that is fully...
28-07-2020 21:42

PDC team selected for West Lincoln Memorial Hospital rebuild

The West Lincoln Memorial Hospital project is moving forward with the selection of B+H Architects / mcCallumSather as the planning, design and conform...
28-07-2020 21:42

PARTISANS and Town of Innisfil Unveil Plan for Phase 1 Desig

PARTISANS and the Town of Innisfil unveiled new concept plans for the masterplan for The Orbit. The unveiling and Town?s approval of the Transit Hub d...
24-07-2020 21:40

Canada Council postpones two competitions

Due to the uncertainty around international travel because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canada Council for the Arts has postponed the competitions fo...
23-07-2020 21:43

The Vancouver Art Gallery presents Modern in the Making: Pos

The Vancouver Art Gallery is presenting a comprehensive exhibition of the mid-century craft and design scene in British Columbia. Modern in the Making...
21-07-2020 21:43

International competition launches to shape Britain?s railwa

Network Rail and RIBA Competitions have launched an international competition to shape the future of Britain?s railway stations. The competition will ...
21-07-2020 21:43

Designing with both eyes open

In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) issued 94 Calls to Action to build a collective future for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadi...
17-07-2020 21:45

TVO has announces world broadcast premiere of Raymond Moriya

TVO has announced that the world broadcast premiere of MAGICAL IMPERFECTION:  The Life and Architecture of Raymond Moriyama to be aired on August 12. ...
16-07-2020 21:42

The Atlas of Excellence in Architecture launches an award-wi

The Atlas of Excellence in Architecture?a database of award-winning projects by Canadian architects, urban planners, and landscape architects?has laun...
16-07-2020 21:42

DIALOG announces 2020 Michael Evamy Architecture Scholarship

Instead of preserving buildings based on cultural significance, how could a building?s embodied energy become a factor in deciding on its preservation...
14-07-2020 21:42

B.C. launches Reframed Lab pilot for future-ready housing re

The Province of BC, the City of Vancouver, the BC Non-Profit Housing Association and the Pembina Institute, are working together on a home-safe initia...
14-07-2020 21:42

Quadrangle and Human Space launch a program to create health

Human Space and Quadrangle are offering a ?Wellness Ready? program to help organizations successfully plan for reopening, and realize the necessary s...
10-07-2020 21:42

York University breaks ground on new School of Continuing St

York University virtually broke ground on the School of Continuing Studies’ signature new 97,000-square-foot building. Designed by Perkins and Will,...
10-07-2020 21:42

The CCA launches The Digital Now: Architecture and Intersect

The CCA is launching a collaborative, multidisciplinary research project that explores the intersectional dimensions of digital design funded by the A...
09-07-2020 21:41

TSA Announces Free July Playlist

For this month?s Toronto Society of Architects (TSA) Playlist, the organization is taking a trip across Canada with a collection of films, documentari...
07-07-2020 21:47

The CCA announces a public screening of The Self Is Not Enou

The CCA is inviting all of its audience to join them for a public screening of The Self Is Not Enough on July 9th. The 75-minute program was created...
07-07-2020 21:47

Ontario Association of Architects Launches New Logo and Webs

The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) unveiled its new Leo Burnett Canada designed logo and new website during a special online launch. The logo...
04-07-2020 21:41

Carpenters’ Union addresses racist acts on constructio

In response to recent racist and hateful acts that have taken place at construction sites across Toronto, the Carpenters’ District Council of Ontari...
02-07-2020 21:42

Congrats, Class of 2020!

it’s a tradition in architecture schools everywhere: at the end of the year, studios, hallways, and exhibition rooms are festooned with students’ ...
01-07-2020 21:40

Sustainable Building innovators receive WorldGBC Chair?s Awa

In recognition of their commitment and innovation towards a sustainable built environment, Elizabeth Wangeci Chege and Stacy Smedly received World Gre...
30-06-2020 21:39

Edmonton city council votes to eliminate parking minimums

Edmonton City Council has voted to remove minimum parking requirements from Edmonton?s Zoning Bylaw. Starting July 2, 2020, developers, homeowners and...
30-06-2020 21:39

CMLC reveals project team for Calgary?s new event centre

Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) announced the Prime Design Consultant (PDC), Construction Management (CM) and specialty firms selected to le...
26-06-2020 21:41

Azrieli School faculty members receive COVID-19 Rapid Respon

By nismonick via Wikimediacommons Last month, Carleton University developed an internal funding opportunity to provide seed funding for individuals or...
25-06-2020 21:40

The RAIC and CCUSA to Present the 2020 Virtual Academic Summ

On July 9 and 10 the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canadian Council of University Schools of Architecture (CCUSA) is presenti...
25-06-2020 21:40

Diamond Schmitt Architects and PCL Construction named to Can

Diamond Schmitt Architects and PCL Construction have made the list of Canada?s Top Small & Medium Employers (SME). The editorial competition, managed ...
25-06-2020 21:40

Reimagining Community Spaces After Collective Isolation

A community centre is one component of Canoe Landing in downtown Toronto, designed by ZAS Architects. The shuttering of community spaces around the w...
25-06-2020 21:40

Calling Architectural Photographers: Enter the Canadian Arch

The 2019 Photo Award of Excellence winner was doublespace photography for their image of the Bahá?í Temple of South America (designed by Hariri Pontar...
25-06-2020 21:40


Evan Spence is an architect, set designer and humorist based in Calgary. More of his work can be seen at The post Archimatects appe...
25-06-2020 21:40

TSA Reveals 3D Virtual Pride Floats

The Toronto Society of Architects (TSA) recently revealed its Virtual Pride line-up of 3D inhabitable spaces designed by architects, designers and art...
25-06-2020 21:40

Is ‘missing middle’ financially viable"

Studio North, Gravity Architecture and Part & Parcel won a competition to construct missing middle housing in Edmonton. Cities across Canada are explo...
25-06-2020 21:40

BC looks to implement construction of mass timber buildings

British Columbia Premier John Horgan has announced that the province is taking steps to strengthen its forest and timber industry by expanding the use...
25-06-2020 21:40

Citizen Care Pod Corporation introduces a New COVID-19 Smart

A multi-disciplinary team led by Citizen Care Pod Corporation, in collaboration with WZMH Architects, PCL Construction, Insight Enterprises and Micros...
25-06-2020 21:40

How the architecture industry will change post COVID-19

Photo by Kate Trifo on Unsplash How will the architecture industry change after the COVID-19 crisis" Marianne McKenna, founding partner of KPMB Archit...
03-04-2020 21:53

Should we wear masks or not" An expert sorts through th

professor at Boston University?s School of Medicine and a geriatrician at Boston Medical Center caring for the most vulnerable in this pandemic, I?ve ...
03-04-2020 21:53

Blanche Lemco van Ginkel, FRAIC is awarded the 2020 RAIC Gol

TRAIC Gold Medalhe RAIC is honoured to award the Gold Medal?the highest distinction the Institute can bestow in recognition of a significant and last...
03-04-2020 21:53
02-04-2020 21:57

Flattening another coronavirus curve: The cash-flow gap

A modified cash budget. (Matthäus Tekathen), Author provided Overall, a company?s cost structure can accelerate cash flow troubles, and the time lag i...
02-04-2020 21:57

Toronto designers launches custom-fit, 3D-printed face mask

Photo courtesy Luxmea As a response to COVID-19, Toronto- and Boston-based LuxMea Studio has developed a 3D-printed mask adapted to individual facial ...
02-04-2020 21:57

New Circadia

Felted forms, backlit mesh, and large pillows create an atmosphere designed to offer mental and physical respite. Photo by Harry Choi When we first im...
01-04-2020 22:01

Going for Zero: OAA Headquarters Retrofit, Toronto, Ontario

PROJECT Ontario Association of Architects Headquarters Retrofit, Toronto, Ontario ARCHITECT David Fujiwara Architect (retrofit), Ruth Cawker Architect...
01-04-2020 22:01

Seizing the opportunity of quiet streets

The window of opportunity By now, nearly everyone around the world is witnessing the impacts of our collective social distancing and self-isolation ef...
01-04-2020 22:01

Smart Growth: SmartVMC, Vaughan, Ontario

TEXT David Steiner PHOTOS Tom Arban RENDERINGS Diamond Schmitt Architects Just the promise of a subway station is enough to launch serious development...
01-04-2020 22:01
01-04-2020 22:01

Book Review: Vancouverism

Photo by Larry Beasley Vancouverism By Larry Beasley (UBC Press, 2019) REVIEW Sean Ruthen It?s been about a decade since the term ?Vancouverism? enter...
01-04-2020 22:01

Newly launched websites collect Canada-wide responses to COV

Two new platforms have come online to support quick learning and adaptation at the municipal and community levels during COVID-19. ?We designed these ...
01-04-2020 22:01

Going Viral

In early January, the Chinese Government recognized that Wuhan had become the epicentre of the COVID-19 epidemic. It responded to this public health c...
01-04-2020 22:01

Diamond Schmitt and KWC Architects win Civic Trust Award

Diamond Schmitt Architects and KWC Architects received the highest recognition from the Civic Trust Award,Europe?s longest-running awards program for ...
01-04-2020 22:01

Homecomings: B2 Lofts, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

PROJECT B2 Lofts, Lunenburg UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nova Scotia ARCHITECT MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects TEXT Donald Chong PHOTOS Matthew Mac...
01-04-2020 22:01
31-03-2020 21:58

Domus names two Canadian studios among world?s top 50 firms

Winnipeg?s 5468796 Architecture and Toronto?s LAMA?s studio have been featured in the second edition of Domus Magazine?s 50 Best Architecture Firms li...
31-03-2020 21:58

OAQ, OAA, AIBC issue COVID-19 guides for architects

Artem Labunsky on Unsplash Provincial and territorial architecture associations are issuing guidelines to their members on working during the coronavi...
31-03-2020 21:58

Urgent call for 3D-printed PPE

Are you an architect, researcher, or firm with access to a 3D printer" Michael Garron hospital is calling on the 3D printing community to create visor...
31-03-2020 21:58

Open or closed" The status of construction sites in Can

Ricardo Gomez Angel on Unsplash As provinces roll out emergency measures, construction sites in some parts of the country are closing, while in others...
31-03-2020 21:58

The New Socially Distanced Contract

Photo by Chang Duong on Unsplash In self-isolation, I was staring outside my window the other day and saw what looked like a charity 10K run in the mi...
30-03-2020 22:01
28-03-2020 21:56

What architects need from government to make it through COVI

Running a small business isn?t easy at the best of times. Payroll comes every two weeks. Rent and utility bills come every month. Tax submissions come...
28-03-2020 21:56

Act fast, but not in haste: Business strategy for architects

This week, there was a glimmer of good news for Ontario architects: construction and architects have been included on an ?essential services? list, al...
28-03-2020 21:56

Silver lining: Could COVID-19 lead to a better future"

Past disease outbreaks improved the way we lived. If governments are smart, COVID-19 could do the same.(Shutterstock) Carolyn Whitzman, L?Université d...
26-03-2020 21:56

It?s not if, but when: Designing healthcare spaces that supp

In 2003, the small city-state of Singapore was one of the hardest hit by the SARS epidemic. Of 238 cases, 33 people lost their lives?40% were healthca...
26-03-2020 21:56

John Beardsley appointed as Cornelia Hahn Oberlander Prize C

The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) has named art curator writer, and scholar John Beardsley as the inaugural curator for the forthcoming Corneli...
25-03-2020 22:01

Legal, financial guidance for Canadian architecture firms du

With the swift arrival of the COVID-19 crisis, Canada?s economy has gone from boom to bust in a matter of days. How should architects navigate the unc...
24-03-2020 21:54

+VG Architects Renovates Brock University’s Goodman Sc

Home of the Goodman School of Business at Brock University, Taro Hall?s recent expansion and renovation by +VG Architects is a general refresh of the ...
24-03-2020 21:54

Open Letter to Policy Makers: Architecture?A Critical Ingred

In 2017, the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) simultaneously responded to not one, but three consecutive hurricanes, and at the direction of U.S. De...
24-03-2020 21:54

Construction sites to remain open in Ontario

Photo by Yancy Min on Unsplash In response to the COVID-19 situation and the need to enforce physical distancing, the Government of Ontario has ordere...
24-03-2020 21:54

Montreal Festival of Films on Art moves online

The International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) has launched the 38th edition of its Festival online, following the cancellation of the regular fest...
24-03-2020 21:54

FPInnovations launches new edition of the CLT Handbook

FPInnovations, a non-profit specializing in creating solutions that support the Canadian forest sector, and its government and industry partners, have...
23-03-2020 21:56

Coronavirus response proves the world can act on climate cha

sowing doubt on the science. There was no time for vested interests to mount similar resistance to COVID-19 policy, so governments seem to be acting o...
23-03-2020 21:56

RAIC 2020 Conference on Architecture Cancelled

The RAIC has announced the cancellation of the 2020 Annual Conference on Architecture and all pre-Conference events, scheduled for June 2-7, 2020 in E...
23-03-2020 21:56

Canadian Architect during COVID-19

A message from Canadian Architect to our readers and supporters: We would like to wish our readers, contributors, advertisers, and other supporters w...
23-03-2020 21:56

5 expert tips for working from home in a crowded house durin

With daycares and schools closed, parents are scrambling to find ways to get work done and care for their kids. (Shutterstock) Designating a space tha...
23-03-2020 21:56

Four buildings Receive 2020 Heritage Winnipeg Preservation A

Since 1985, Heritage Winnipeg?s annual Preservation Awards has been acknowledging large scale restoration projects and individuals that have made a di...
20-03-2020 21:54

Canstruction Toronto cancels build; encourages donations to

  An installation at Canstruction, an annual fundraiser benefitting Toronto’s Daily Bread Food Bank. The installation was designed and built by a t...
19-03-2020 21:55

Large-scale disruptions from coronavirus: No longer ?if? or

A COVID-19 test kit is shown at a coronavirus evaluation clinic in Montreal on March 10, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes Jack L. Rozdilsky, York...
19-03-2020 21:55

ConEd cycle extended, provincial conferences canceled

The OAA has extended the current Continuing Education (ConEd) cycle by six months to December 31, 2020. The decision, was made in coordination with th...
19-03-2020 21:55

OAA Conference Cancelled Due to Concerns Over COVID-19

The OAA has announced the cancellation of its Annual Conference, which had been scheduled for late May in Toronto.  This decision is based on the most...
18-03-2020 21:55

TSA guide to COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness

As cases of COVID-19 continue to grow in the Toronto region and additional containment measures are enacted by government authorities, the Toronto Soc...
18-03-2020 21:55

For Vittorio

Photo by Claudio Schwarz | @purzlbaum on Unsplash The dismal reality of the COVID-19 pandemic has hit with the first death of a colleague and hero.  ...
18-03-2020 21:55

What COVID-19 means for Canadian architects

Family walking at Macau’s Senado Square wearing protective face masks due to coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. Photo by Macau Photo Agency on Unsplas...
18-03-2020 21:55

In Memoriam: Vittorio Gregotti

By Adriano Alecchi (Mondadori Publishers) via Wikimedia Commons Italian architect Vittorio Gregotti has died after catching the coronavirus, the Corri...
17-03-2020 21:56

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